dot

1
[ dot ]
/ dɒt /
||

noun

verb (used with object), dot·ted, dot·ting.

verb (used without object), dot·ted, dot·ting.

to make a dot or dots.

Idioms

Origin of dot

1
before 1000; perhaps to be identified with Old English dott head of a boil, though not attested in Middle English; cf. dottle, dit, derivative of Old English dyttan to stop up (probably derivative of dott); cognate with Old High German tutta nipple
Related formsdot·like, adjectivedot·ter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dotter (1 of 2)

dot

1
/ (dɒt) /

noun

verb dots, dotting or dotted

Derived Formsdotter, noun

Word Origin for dot

Old English dott head of a boil; related to Old High German tutta nipple, Norwegian dott, Dutch dott lump

British Dictionary definitions for dotter (2 of 2)

dot

2
/ (dɒt) /

noun

civil law a woman's dowry
Derived Formsdotal (ˈdəʊtəl), adjective

Word Origin for dot

C19: from French, from Latin dōs; related to dōtāre to endow, dāre to give
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Medicine definitions for dotter

dot

[ dŏt ]

n.

A tiny round mark made by or as if by a pointed instrument; a spot.
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Science definitions for dotter

dot

[ dŏt ]

A symbol (·) indicating multiplication, as in 2 · 4 = 8. It is used to indicate the dot product of vectors, for example A · B.
A period, as used as in URLs and e-mail addresses, to separate strings of words, as in www.hmco.com.
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Idioms and Phrases with dotter

dot


In addition to the idiom beginning with dot

  • dot the i's and cross the t's

also see:

  • on the dot
  • sign on the dotted line
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